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Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education is $70,689 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Accounting, Molecular Biology, Clinical Research, Grant Writing, and Proposal Writing.
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$49,477 - $109,679
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MEDIAN: $70,689
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$25.51 - $85.21
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,477 - $109,679  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,999  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $99,329  
Commission
$12.50 - $30,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,662 - $111,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,218
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$1.1K$2.2K$3.3K
Hourly Rate
$25.51 - $85.21  
   
Overtime
$10.07 - $3,041  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$2.2M$4.4M$6.6M
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,999  
   
Commission
$12.50 - $30,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $99,329  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,662 - $111,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education

An associate professor educates at a higher-education institution such as a community college, college,, or university. The main job of an associate professor typically is to teach students and conduct research, and they typically have the same job responsibilities as a full professor; the major difference is that associate professors have not yet attained tenure.
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Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Tasks
  • Participate in university and departmental meetings and policy reviews.
  • Create course syllabi, materials, readings, and grading rubrics.
  • Teach online and in-person courses to meet learning objectives.
  • Write grants and conduct research.

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Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Reviews

What is it like working as an Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)?
Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education in Richmond:
"Experience As A Faculty Member In The VCU School Of Medicine."
Pros: Although VCU is not a top tier university, it has a number of top tier groups and/or departments. I am a faculty member in one of these (a stand-alone research institute) and collaborate actively with another (a basic science department in the medical school. As a result, my grant funding and research profile are substantially better than the average for the university or the school of medicine as a whole. I work in the area I am most fascinated by (one where the patient population are decidedly underserved, and one where, although challenging in the extreme, there is substantial progress to be made and even minor progress may impact the lives of patients directly. Richmond is a small city lacking much of what I love about big cities (I lived for a combined total of more than 20 years in New York and London), it is much more affordable than larger cities and is a very safe and easy place to have children, unlike large metropolitan areas.
Cons: 1. Metastatic administration with constantly increasing amount of required oversight and paperwork that (to my cynical eye) has little impact on quality or performance. 2. Virginia has an extremely slow-moving culture. As a result of this, state institutions lag far behind my perception of those in other states that seem better prepared to deal with the challenges of 21st century biomedical research. This is an issue of major importance because VCU is a state (properly commonwealth) institution subject to an additional layer of state level rules and bureaucracy. Much of this seems to be out of date and inappropriate for the needs of a contemporary university. 3. Poor planning: funds are regularly made available for the acquisition of equipment without recognizing that skilled technicians and faculty are required to make these investments pay off. 4. Rules governing expenditure of grant dollars make the university less competitive than it should be.

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Experience Affects Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

National Average
$71,000

Skills That Affect Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education Salaries

Proposal Writing
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Research
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Teaching
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National Average
$71,000
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People Management
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Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 942 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 5%